October 20, 2008

Not too eggy

When I was a kid, the smell of egg salad always made me kind of gag. With this recipe, it's not a problem. Furthermore, the tofu in this recipe is free-range and did not have its beak cut off unhumanely! I really like this recipe because it's super easy, tasty, doesn't smell eggy, and when eaten as a sandwich it doesn't look suspicious to co-workers who typically see my lunches and gasp "NOW what are you eating???"

Eggless Egg Salad
adapted from The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics
1 lb. organic extra firm tofu
1/2 cup vegannaise
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts, chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 cup pickle, diced
1 Tbl. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. turmeric
salt & pepper, to taste
other ideas to add:
splash of tamari
splash of mirin
splash of umeboshi vinegar
tomato, diced
mushrooms, diced

Cut block of tofu in half and place in pot, covered with water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes. This improves digestibility. Next, cook onion in a pan until translucent. Remove tofu and onion from heat and let cool. In a bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add onion and chop or crumble tofu in. Mix thoroughly. Eat at room temperature if you are in a hurry, or chill in the refrigerator if you have time.


Delightfully Healthy said...

Man, I wish I could eat soy...this sounds (and looks) delicious!

I get the "what are you eating now" thing a lot, too. Fortunately, I live in a place where my diet is becoming more popular and easier to find. It's sometimes tiring to be different, isn't it? But it's much less tiring than trying to be like everyone else when that doesn't work for you. So been there!

Ricki said...

This looks fabulous! Must give it a try--I've yet to find a "tofu-egg salad" recipe I like, but these ingredients sound great to me. I used to get those kinds of comments about my lunches, too--but I think they've given up at this point!

Michelle said...

delightfully--why can't you eat soy? just curious!

ricki--let us know how it goes or any improv you do on the recipe

Biz said...

Oh, what a great idea! I had half a block of tofu and was debating on bbq it, but I think I'll do this instead.

I agree, the egg salad makes me kind of vomit too!

Darya Pino said...

looks delicious!

Kristen's Raw said...

Looks scrumptious!


Anonymous said...

I just found your blog through a few other food blogs (I'm not sure if I could figure out the chain back!) and wanted to say hi... I actually live in Boston (JP, actually) and practice yoga at Roslindale Yoga! I'm also a vegan and food lover.

I look forward to reading more!